What is the United Nations?
International Organization where countries try to find peaceful solutions
It has no army but uses troops from other countries.
Through the Kennedy years, US troops trained S. Vietnamese troops to fight the Reds.
After the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, under LBJ, US troops started to fight more.
Seeing this on TV led to a
loss of support at home
After Korea and before Vietnam got really bad, America felt they had a problem closer to home.
The CIA trained and funded an invasion of communist Cuba. The invasion failed, and Castro had some powerful friends!
Don’t worry comrade Castro. We got your back!
A U2 spy plane found these missile silos in Cuba, 1962.